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More Money Doesn't Mean More Happiness

Richard Easterlin wrote a paper back in the 1970s showing that increased income doesn't correlate with increased happiness. Last week he published an update on that paper. Christie Nicholson reports...

December 19, 2010

Video Gamers Use as Much Energy as San Diego

U.S. homes have about 63 million video game consoles, and together they use about as much energy as San Diego does in a year, according to a 2008 study by the Natural Resources Defense Council...

December 17, 2010 — Saqib Rahim, ClimateWire and ClimateWire

Can Canada Clean Alberta's Oil Sands?

Oil sands extraction raises concerns among environmentalists because it generates more of the heat-trapping gases causing climate change than conventional oil drilling, among other things...

December 17, 2010 — Christa Marshall and ClimateWire

Trained Rats Sniff Out TB

Rats can be trained to identify TB-positive sputum samples--and do it better than conventional techniques. Karen Hopkin reports

December 15, 2010
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